July 2010

Be on the lookout for our next "Your Neighborhood Matters" newsletter. It will include a recap of our most recent Neighborhood Leadership Forum on the topic of Block Walls.


Homeowners Should Do Research Before Hiring A Contractor

The Nevada State Contractors Board recommends that homeowners do their research before hiring contractors to repair or remodel their homes because many homeowners, unfortunately, become victims of unlicensed contractors’ scams.

The Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) recommends homeowners use these guidelines before hiring a contractor:

• Hire only licensed contractors.

• Check the contractor’s license number by calling the Nevada State Contractors Board at (702) 486-1100 in Southern Nevada, or (775) 688-1141 in Northern Nevada, or at www.nscb.state.nv.us.

• Get three references, and review past work.

• Get at least three bids.

• Get a written contract and do not sign anything until you completely understand the terms.

• For pool contracts, pay 10 percent down or $1,000 - whichever is less, if a deposit is required.

• Don’t let payments get ahead of the work. Keep a record of all payments.

• Don’t make a final payment until you are satisfied with the job.

• Don’t pay cash.

• Keep a job file of all papers relating to your project.

• Check the contractor’s record with the Better Business Bureau in your area, or visit their website at www.bbb.org.

Homeowners can obtain a wealth of information on protecting themselves from unlicensed contractors by visiting the NSCB website at: www.nscb.state.nv.us. By clicking on the “Consumer Information” tab on the NSCB website, homeowners can download brochures with information on how to avoid being victims of unlicensed contractors.

For more information, contact the NSCB at (702) 486-1100 in Southern Nevada, or (775) 688-1141 in Northern Nevada.

If you have any questions or would like to be removed from our Neighborhood Leadership E-Inform, contact Tyler.Garland@cityofhenderson.com

The City of Henderson Parking Enforcement Division encourages you to remember these parking rules:


No parking in red zones

Vehicles must not obstruct a travel lane, bus stop or alley

No parking at an angle in a cul-de-sac. Both right wheels must be within 18 inches of the curb, unless specifically designated by painted lines on the street

Vehicles weighing

over 8,000 pounds

are not allowed to

park in residential

areas, except for

immediate loading

and unloading

It is illegal to park a vehicle for sale on a public street or vacant lot

It is illegal to store any vehicle on the public street. Vehicles have a 72 hour parking time limit.
Unregistered vehicles are subject to tow away 48 hours after a warning tag has been given.

To report a parking violation or to learn more about the Parking Enforcement Division, visit their website.

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